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November 2018

Little Creatures after dark—2018 Archibald Prize

16 November @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the final weekend of the 2018 Archibald Prize at Geelong Gallery after hours. Stop in at our Pop up café and bar and enjoy the intimacy of viewing the exhibition after dark. Purchase tickets

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North Bellarine Film Festival

16 November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The North Bellarine Film Festival will be held from November 16 to 18 with a weekend of quality films.The Potato Shed’s Black Box Theatre in Drysdale will again be the festival hub. A satellite venue at the Portarlington Neighbourhood House will also feature an animation, experimental and avant-garde film program as part of the festival. The opening night reception and film will be held on Friday, November 16. Tickets are now on sale. Visit the festival website for details.

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Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde Film Program seeks entries

18 November @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A new program associated with the North Bellarine Film Festival is now seeking entries from animation, experimental and avant garde filmmakers in the Geelong and District, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula regions. For the first time, the festival – which held its inaugural edition at the Potato Shed’s Black Box Theatre in Drysdale in November last year – will host an Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde film program in addition to its lineup of feature films and Australian narrative…

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25 November @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Bannockburn Arts and Crafts market, is for Local Creators and Designers, to show and sell their artistic products. From professional artists to backyard gran-mas with beautiful knit wear, the Golden Plains Shire, shows off its artistic and individual flare. With 3 markets annually, it’s a great opportunity to buy that special and unique gift for Mum, Dad or Christmas. It will be held on the Farmers market site, at the corner of High/Milton streets in Bannockburn, from 10.00am to…

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Geelong Theatre Awards @ The Potato Shed

25 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop of A Hat Productions presents – GEELONG THEATRE AWARDS NIGHT The second year of this glittering red-carpet event. Recognising excellence in our region’s theatrical productions, performers and performances during 2018. Organised and hosted by entertainmentgeelong.com the event will allow our region’s theatre community a rare opportunity to get together at their own glamour ceremony with surprise guests, entertainment – and 14 awards in categories from ‘best production’ and ‘best musical’ through to ‘most refreshing newcomer’. Cabaret performance – bring your culinary delights and purchase drinks from our…

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29 November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 24 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm

(Image: Untitled 2018 by Melinda Harper) Exhibition dates: Nov 29– Feb 24 Official (soft) opening: Dec 2, 3pm Exhibiting artists: Danielle Creenaune, Philip Davey, David Frazer, Melinda Harper, Soula Mantalvanos, David Moore, Jiri Tibor Novak, Trudy Rice, Gwen Scott, Lisa Sewards, Lucinda Tanner and Wayne Viney. Exhibition online soon

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Madness, Mayhem & Mystery @ The Potato Shed

30 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bellarine Jongleurs Theatre Company Inc presents Madness, Mayhem & Mystery The Bellarine Jongleurs celebrate 30 years creating drama and theatre for the Bellarine. They invite all past present cast, crew and parents to be involved.

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December 2018

A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS – Australian Chamber Choir

2 December @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Australian Chamber Choir, Director – Douglas Lawrence In European countries across the centuries, Christmas has been marked by vibrant and joyous music-making. Serious composers would compete with each other to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike. In this program, Douglas Lawrence presents his selection of the most entertaining Christmas music from the late 1500s to the late 1700s, with music by Bach (In dulci jubilo, Singet dem Herren, O Jesulein süss), Byrd, Handl, Palestrina, Praetorius,…

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Birds of the Bellarine

3 December 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Birds of the Bellarine Glass: an exhibition of glass art Local glass artists are celebrating the birds of the Bellarine Peninsula. You can come to admire their work and, perhaps, buy a unique item for yourself or others. Choose from small and large pieces of glass art jewellery and sculptures. A great opportunity to buy something unique as a gift for yourself or others.

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Christmas with Silvie Paladino

5 December @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Silvie Paladino will delight audiences with a selection from her vast repertoire and favourite Christmas songs. Silvie is well known to audiences through her stage and screen appearances – and of course is a regular favourite at Melbourne’s Carols by Candlelight. David Cameron, one of the country’s most experienced musical directors, will accompany Silvie in this festive concert. Presented as part of Tuckers Musical Mornings 2018.

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Christmas with Silvie Paladino

6 December @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Silvie Paladino will delight audiences with a selection from her vast repertoire and favourite Christmas songs. Silvie is well known to audiences through her stage and screen appearances – and of course is a regular favourite at Melbourne’s Carols by Candlelight. David Cameron, one of the country’s most experienced musical directors, will accompany Silvie in this festive concert. Presented as part of Tuckers Musical Mornings 2018.

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There is no there—Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano

8 December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano’s collaborative video works explore the relationship of the body with material objects, space and time. Their works emphasise improvisation, process, gesture and the sculptural. In There is no there, the Manganos extend their concept of performance to a form of community engagement whereby fellow artists, friends and colleagues enact a series of movements and postures inspired by recent media coverage that wordlessly communicate degrees of urgency, anxiety, enquiry and stillness. Learn more Geelong Gallery is closed Christmas Eve,…

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12 X 12 PLAYS – Theatre 3Triple2 @ The Potato Shed

12 December @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Theatre 3Triple2 presents the 12 X 12 PLAYS Local writers and performers from across the region bring 12 original plays to the Potato Shed. Each play is 12 minutes long. Some deal with the darker side of life while others will have you laughing in the aisles.

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14 December @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Geelong’s international stars Cheryl Barker and Peter Coleman-Wright perform Arias from Opera and Oratorios Mendelssohn, Handel, Purcell, Schubert, Strauss and Novello with carols by Rutter Wendy Rechenberg – piano and Frank De Rosso – organ Tickets $50 adult and seniors   $45 concession available from www.trybooking.com/TNVC  or at the door (cash sales only). Children and school students – free  

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January 2019

Treasure Hunt

7 January 2019 - 17 February 2019

Treasure Hunt Look for tiny glass treasures hidden around businesses in Drysdale and Portarlington from January to February 2019. Spot them and receive a stamp on your entry form. Entry forms are available from participating businesses. Or soon to be available from the Festival of Glass website. Collect 10 stamps and you can enter the draw for Glass Art Prizes at the 2019 Festival of Glass Expo (17th Feb 2019, Christian College Stadium Drysdale).  

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High Tea Launch

7 January 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Festival of Glass and Treasure Hunt High Tea Launch Join the Festival of Glass for its 2019 Launch at a High Tea in one of Drysdale’s iconic cafes. The High Tea includes delicious hot and cold, savoury and sweet finger food with tea or coffee. There will be glass blowing demonstrations and glass treasure door prizes. Be the first to join the 2019 Glass Art Treasure Hunt. Browse the Birds of the Bellarine Glass Art Exhibition. Book early as numbers…

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February 2019

Borosilicate Glass

13 February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 15 February 2019 @ 4:30 pm

More is better: sculpting, fusing & assembling Borosilicate Glass Beginners to advanced lampworkers 1, 2 or 3 day program Students will be led through a process to develop their technique while letting their imagination off least to reveal their personal style and create elaborate borosilicate pieces. Day 1 – 13 February 2019: Techniques for sculpting, fusing and assembling borosilicate glass Day 2 – 14 February 2019: Techniques for blowing, fusing and assembling borosilicate glass Day 3 – 15 February 2019:…

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Geelong’s Best Busker 2019 – Geelong CBD Feb 2019

16 February 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

>>>Geelong’s Best Busker<<<  It will be held over three days in the summer of Feb 2019. Dates: Sat 16th Feb 2019, Tue 19th Feb 2019 *Finals on Sat 23rd Feb 2019. *Location: The Little Malop St, Central Area from Yarra St to Moorabool St in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. *Production: Photographed LIVE! No Videoing this year by organisers *Prizes to a total value of $1300 : Awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd prize winners. To include: – Vouchers to the value…

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Twilight Flames 2019

16 February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Twilight Flames: glass blowing and sculpting spectacular Internationally renowned Venetian master glass blower Davide Penso and Canadians Karina Geuvin and Cedric Ginart will light up their torchers at The Range @ Curlewis to blow and sculpt pieces of spectacular glass art. Davide lives and works on the island of Murano (Venice, Italy), which has been famed for centuries for its glass art. One of his larger elegant blown glass sculptures features permanently on the island of Murano. His blown glass…

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Festival of Glass Expo

17 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Festival of Glass Expo 2019 Activities at the 2019 Glass Expo Specialist displays and demonstrations from community groups with expertise and interest in glass Items for sale – glass art supplies and glass art items made by exhibitors Demonstrations – watch experts in diverse glass art media including mosaics, leadlighting, glass fusing and beadweaving. This will include free demonstrations by our International Artist in Residence Try-it-yourself sessions Treasure Hunt activities and prize draws. Pick your prize out of a real…

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Glass Art Awards

17 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Festival of Glass – Glass Art Awards The Festival of Glass Drysdale Glass Art Awards are a showcase for glass artists.  The 2019 award entrants and winners will be on display at the 2019 Festival of Glass Exp (17 Feb 2019). It is a great opportunity to see a diversity of glass art up close and personal. The 2019 categories are: Best in Show glass art Wearable glass art Functional glass art Sculptural glass art The Clifton Springs and Curlewis…

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Glass blowing

18 February 2019 @ 9:00 am - 20 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Glass blowing: intermediate to advanced (COE 104 glass) Davide Penso (Murano, Venice, Italy) is an internationally recognised jewellery designer and glass artist who has taught widely in Europe and the USA. Day 1 – 18 February 2019 Creating long blown shapes and more complex decoration of blown beads including use of murrine and 1000 stripes beads. Stretching and bending blown glass. Day 2 – 19 February 2019 Creating small blown vessels and cups Day 3 – 20 February 2019 Blowing…

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Torch and talk

18 February 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Torch & Talk: blowing and sculpting a glass goblet Come and watch Cedric Ginart and Karina Gevin (Canada) make one of their stunning lampwork glass goblets. They will talk you through their processes and inspiration as they work and there will be plenty of opportunity for  questions. Drinks at bar prices with finger food provided. Cedric Ginart is a scientific glass blower and a glass artist. He has worked with scientists, artists, industrialists, designers and architects on experimental projects, creating…

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Glass Jewellery Lab

21 February 2019 @ 9:00 am - 24 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Glass Jewellery Lab (Masterclass): From wondering to wearing Tutor: Davide Penso, (Murano, Venice, Italy) Davide Penso is an internationally recognised jewellery designer and glass artist who has taught widely in Europe and the USA. He will give individual guidance and assist you to turn your jewellery ideas into unique, well engineered, stylish wearable pieces. For beginners to experienced, hobbyist to professional 4 day program with Gala evening Day 1: 21 February 2019 DESIGN your project by exploring design techniques and…

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Glass blowing beginners

25 February 2019 @ 9:00 am - 27 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Glass blowing: the basics for beginners Tutor: Davide Penso, Murano, Venice, Italy Davide Penso is an internationally recognised jewellery designer and glass artist who has taught widely in Europe and the USA. 1, 2 or 3 day program Day 1 – 25 February 2019 Basic skills for glass blowing. Using the mini blow pipe, gathering glass on the pipe, holding the pipe correctly and inflating the gather. This is essential experience prior to Days 2 & 3. Tutor: Glenda Mac…

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March 2019

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

2 March 2019 - 26 May 2019
Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946 from the Ned Kelly series 1946–47 enamel paint on composition board National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Sunday Reed 1977

For the first time in 15 years, the National Gallery of Australia’s collection of Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ paintings is touring Australia in its entirety. The national tour gives Australians across the country the chance to experience some of the most famous and poignant masterpieces of 20th century Australian art. While the Kelly paintings have been exhibited internationally at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, they have rarely visited the far corners of…

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Beadweaving bracelet

2 March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beadweaving – Summer shimmers bracelet: a beginner’s project Tutor: Glenda MacNaughton Glenda is an experienced beading teacher who has won many awards for her beadweaving work. She lives and works in Drysdale, Victoria, Australia. This project uses simple flat spiral stitch. This workshop is suitable for beginning beadweavers, those new to the stitch or those wanting a refresher. A kit is available for this project. Please discuss colour preferences with Glenda. Book directly with Glenda by emailing *protected email*

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April 2019

Geelong Pride Film Festival

12 April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 14 April 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Geelong Pride Film Festival (formerly Geelong Queer Film Festival) 12-14 April 2019 is a brings contemporary and classic LGBTIQA+ themed films to Geelong for an inclusive film festival for the whole community. Our successful 2018 festival was a great community which sold out. So save the dates and follow us on Facebook for updates. https://www.facebook.com/GeelongPrideFilm Confirmed sponsors and community supporters for 2019 include: Deakin University, Provincial Media, Piano Bar Geelong, The Pivotionian Cinema, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and Geelong…

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